Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Mind Games Review

Author: Kiersten White
Title: Mind Games
Published: 02/19/2013
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Fia was born with flawless instincts. Her first impulse, her gut feeling, is always exactly right. Her sister, Annie, is blind to the world around her—except when her mind is gripped by strange visions of the future. 

Trapped in a school that uses girls with extraordinary powers as tools for corporate espionage, Annie and Fia are forced to choose over and over between using their abilities in twisted, unthinkable ways…or risking each other’s lives by refusing to obey.

In a stunning departure from her New York Times bestselling Paranormalcy trilogy, Kiersten White delivers a slick, edgy, heartstoppingly intense psychological thriller about two sisters determined to protect each other—no matter the cost.


This book totally blew my expectations out of the water. I mean I don’t really know what I was expecting; it kinda looked lame. I love the cover I think it’s gorgeous, the synopsis looked promising, maybe it was the title. I’m not sure what, but I was getting that “this isn’t an amazing book” vibe from it. That vibe is a big fat liar, this book is seriously awesome. It’s really short and that made me so sad, I just ate it up super-fast and I wish it was longer. Other than it not being long enough and I have legit points why it needs to be longer, I totally completely la la la la looooove Mind Games. I would recommend this book to freaking everyone cause it’s that awesome.

Uhh kay, let me see if I can recall this all because when I read stuff fast I usually forget it fast too.  So the book is told in a really weird way, like one chapter is from the girls’ past, the other is what they’re currently doing. It switches between Annie and Fia’s point of view. One of the reasons I think that the book needs to be longer is because I feel like it kinda got rushed and it makes it a bit confusing. So the story starts after Fia and Annie’s parents die in a car crash and their aunt sends them to the Keane school. Whatever the name of that is. It’s pretty much a school that finds girls who have physic powers, raise them to be assassins and place them in government positions working towards the benefits of Mr. Keane.

Annie isn’t really the main character, even though she’s Fia’s older sister and Fia is constantly centering her life around Annie and what’s best for her. The story really does revolve around Fia. Being that Annie is blind, and Fia promised her parents before they died that she’d take care of her, Fia feels obligated to do whatever it takes to make Annie happy. Even if that means staying with the Keane school/foundation/whatever, and being their personal assassin. Which isn’t something she takes lightly, and really does begin to unravel her.

So basically the story is about how Fia breaks away and starts to become her own person even though what she’s done in the past still haunts her. Aside from Annie and Fia, James is probably the last big character in the book. He’s a few years older than the girls and being that his dad is the infamous Mr. Keane he inherited the school when he turned 21. Fia and James have a really complicated relationship and as the book moves forward from the past and the present it begins to make a lot more sense.

Bottom line I really really love this book. It’s got everything in it, action, mystery, romance, suspense, physic abilities. Honestly, what else do you need? More pages, it needs lot and lots of more pages. I give Mind Games a solid 5. Totally awesome I’m dying for the next installment to come out!

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